Carol Means, daughter of the late Robert Leslie and Madeline Lesteen Turner, was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Nov. 24, 1940, and died at her home in Dexter, Mo., on Oct. 1, 2011, at the age of 70.
She lived in the Dexter area most of her life. She was of the Christian faith.
On Oct. 5, 1978, she married Oscar Edward Means in Bernie, Mo. He preceded her in death on July 23, 2001.
She is survived by six sons, John Phillips of Pennsylvania, Rick Magar-ian of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Jim Magarian of Montreal, Canada, Mike Magarian of Dexter, Mo., Jeff Means of Glenn Allen, Mo., Jason Means of Edmond, Okla.; by three daughters, Deborah Smith and Jeanette Magarian, both of Dexter, Mo., and Laurie Whisenhunt of Nicoma Park, Okla.; by 22 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two brothers, Ross Turner of St. Louis, Mo. and Tim Turner of Salisaw, Okla.; and one sister, Ruth Gumm of Arkoma, Okla. Other relatives and many friends also survive. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Russell, Mike, and Ronald Turner.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at 12 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo.
Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo. with Dr. Michael Coleman of Sikeston, Mo. officiating.
Interment took place in the Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo., with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Mo., in charge of arrangements.